Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
leaving with their heads hanging down. they came here to st. louis, played a really tough environment at busch stadium and split the series. now it's back home where they have home field advantage. >> with such a short series like we've all talked about you'll have to win games on the road anyway. for to us come here and split in a tough environment against a tough team, now we go home and if we hold home field advantage, we go to the next round. >> i think going 1-1 here is huge, coming here, winning one game, going back home the next three will be great for us and playing at home is always great. >> like i said, you work all season to get home field advantage and we got it going home with the series tied. we get a chance to play in front of our fans and go back home and it's what it's all. about we did our job while we were here, split the series. we'll head home. >> reporter: the nats now hope their pitching staff can get it together quickly. edwin jackson is on the hill for game three and has some postseason experience, pitched in four games for the cardinals ironically last season.